Technology in Mathematics Education

Speakers: Andreas Tamborg, Carl Winsløw 

Abstract: the seminar comprises two presentations and common discussion at the end

14.00-14.30 (Anders Tamborg):  This presentation will introduce work, in which we applied a data science approach called topic modelling to conduct a literature review on all papers (n = 336) that have been presented in Thematic Working Groups related to technology in the first eleven Congresses of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME). Using this approach, we show that research in this period can be grouped into four clusters: digital tools, teachers and their resources, technology experimentation, and a diverse cluster with a strong focus on student activity. Finally, we present an analysis of the temporal evolution of research in the corpus.

14.30-15.00 (Carl Winsløw): we present a recent synthesis of research on technology use in university mathematics education, a joint work with Marianna Bosch, Alejandro Gonzalez-Martin and Rongrong Huo. Based on the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic, we categorize and identify four main groups of studies. Studies reporting on the use of ready-made tools, especially computer algebra systems is particularly prevalent, while others are only emerging (such as the role of coding or programming).